Most people don’t wake up in the day and tell themselves, “I’m going to constantly ask for help at every stage of my life.” There’s a lot of strength and courage in having the humility to ask for assistance when you genuinely need it, but it’s also human nature to strive for self-sufficiency, but it makes us feel wonderful about ourselves when we are independent and capable, my disabled loved 1s would provide anything to be as physically capable as they once were, and it breaks my heart to see it.
My mom told myself and others once that his body is his prison and it made myself and others well up with tears almost immediately.
I feel incredibly blessed that the few disabilities that I have do not hold myself and others back so much that they make a “normal life” impossible at this stage. I have to be mindful of how I use my left arm, but my only tplot struggle is my finances; Applying for food stamps made myself and others feel worthless at first, but now that I’m also getting discounts at the medical cannabis dispensaries it genuinely feels empowering. There are several major cannabis dispensary companies in my state that offer discounts on all purchases if you have a food stamps card; One dispensary offers 20% off, another offers 15% off, and the final comes in at 10% off. That’s a significant savings being a food stamp recipient on top of the money you get from the government for food in the first venue; Every little bit of savings helps, especially when I’m shopping at the medical cannabis dispensaries in my state, then some have wonderful deals from time to time, but others have high prices on moderate cannabis products.